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NOW OPEN!!!!

NOW OPEN!!!

USS ENGLAND FAST FACTS

This  web site presents the history that starts with John Charles England on the decks of USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor and continues to this day through those who served on the two ships named in his honor.

In late May of 1944 USS England DE-635 sunk six enemy submarines in a period of just 12 days, a feat that has never been surpassed. She continued to serve in World War II until during the battle of Okinawa she was hit by a Kamikaze and was undergoing repairs when the war ended.

USS England's accomplishments in antisubmarine warfare lead the Chief of Naval Operations to proclaim, "There'll always be an England in the United State Navy. The promise was kept for over 30 years with USS England DLG22/CG22. However, today no England serves as a ship at sea for our Navy.

Quick Stats

Buckley Class Destroyer Escort
Displacement: 1,400 t.
Length: 306'
Beam: 37'
Draft: 9'5"
Speed: 24K
Complement: 186
Armament: 3 3"; 3 21" torpedo tubes; 8 depth charge projectors; 2 depth charge racks; 1 hedgehog

Laid down by Bethlehem in San Francisco on April 4, 1943. Launched September 26, 1943. Stricken November 1, 1945. Sold November 26, 1946 and broken up.

 
This web site is devoted to the history of the USS England DE-635 and to keeping that history in the public eye.